In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1982. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: In 1982 the lift companies took control of the Day Skier Parking Lot at the Whistler Village. Though in previous years village employees could leave their cars in the Day Skier lots, as the lift companies became responsible for all costs associated with the lots they decided that parking would be strictly for their customers and cars not belonging to skiers could be removed. Other parking areas around the village cost between $50 and $275 for the season.
Question: Where do you plan to park while working in Whistler Village this winter?
Claire Kingzett – Part Owner – Going Nuts – Whistler Cay
Well, I’ll probably walk. There’s not all that much choice. The problem is I often have lots of stuff to bring to work so you may see me with a vacuum on my back.
Pat Parker – Bartender – Stoney’s – Adventures West
The municipality should be supplying spots because there’s got to be facilities for staff in the Village. It seems backwards to me that they’d be using the practice fairway for parking because that’ll mess it up totally after all the money they’ve spent there.
Greg Carlberg – Manager – Carlberg’s – West Side Road
We had two parking places in the underground last year but this year I think we’ll just have one. Looks like we’ll have to form a car pool to get to work this winter.